Good evening, I nafi just got married 4 months ago. I want to ask, does having sex a week before menstruation have a very small chance of getting pregnant? And do weather factors at sea also affect the sperm of my husband who works on the cruise? Thank you
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Having sex at any time during a woman's menstrual cycle actually has the potential to cause pregnancy, as long as there is no certain disorder that affects fertility, either the man or the woman. But indeed, having sex during fertile times has the greatest potential. Because, at this time, the mature egg will be released from the ovary to go to the uterus. As a result, if a sperm cell manages to enter, the chances of being able to meet and fertilize an egg are quite large. Meanwhile, the potential for sexual intercourse to cause the smallest pregnancy is during menstruation (almost 0%).
What is often the problem is, women often have difficulty determining when the fertile period is. In women with regular menstrual cycles, this fertile period usually occurs around 14 days before the next expected menstrual day. The fertile period can occur 1 week before menstruation if you have irregular menstrual cycles. Hence, the potential for pregnancy will remain.
As for male fertility, it is influenced by many factors. In fact, this fertility is not directly related to the weather at sea as you may worry. However, excessive heat exposure in the genital area, for example when your husband sits too much on hot mats, uses tights or other heat, or other exposure to heat (including when the temperature in the sea is too hot) can interfere with sperm quality and quantity. In addition, sperm production can also be affected by other factors, such as hormonal conditions, nutritional intake, activity and exercise, smoking, consuming alcohol or drugs, and other diseases (for example diabetes, varicocele, hernia, thyroid gland disorders, glandular disorders). adrenal). A more objective examination is needed, such as ultrasound and sperm analysis to determine the quality and quantity of this sperm.
Our advice, you and your partner to check your fertility both to a gynecologist. The doctor will perform a variety of tests to detect potential diseases or other conditions that affect fertility. If necessary, the doctor can also recommend both of you the right pregnancy program.
Meanwhile, if you and your view are really planning a pregnancy, have regular sexual intercourse 2 to 3 times a week, always live a healthy and balanced lifestyle, eat foods rich in folic acid and other antioxidants, stay away from cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah